Sometimes, love just isn’t as obvious in your home town. Monica and Neil grew up just one mile from each other in Marietta, GA, but had to make their way to New York City before they would become a couple. However, they did share a single romantic moment together when Neil was a senior in high school and Monica was just a sophomore. Monica was invited to a senior’s party and Neil caught her eye that night. Monica flirted with Neil all night and they ended up sharing a kiss. Neil soon graduated and they did not see each other for nine years. After college, Monica found out from a friend that Neil was moving to New York City where she was calling home. Monica sent Neil a Facebook message and they began emailing and chatting online for four months before Neil finally moved to NYC. They reconnected in person and realized how much they had in common and how much they enjoyed spending time together. When the couple’s parents met, Monica was thrilled when she heard the mothers exchanging matzo ball recipes. She never realized just how much it meant to have a wonderful man that was Jewish in her life.
Eight months later, Neil popped the question in Central Park to an absolutely stunned Monica who replied, “How did you do this??” Of course she finally came to her senses and said, “Yes!” Fifteen minutes after the proposal Neil asked Monica if she would like to try on the ring. She was so overwhelmed and excited that she was going to spend the rest of her life with Neil that she forgot a ring was involved! Seven months later, the couple wed in April at the Four Seasons in Atlanta, GA in a traditional Conservative Jewish ceremony.
Mazel tov, Monica and Neil!
Venue- The Four Seasons Atlanta, GA
Photographer: MyLife Photography
Coordinator- Sashay Events
Florist- Darryl Wiseman
Videographer- James Futch Photography
Entertainment / Music- Kingsized
Dress- Bel Fiore Bridal
Officiant- Rabbi Shalom Lewis of Congregation Etz Chaim in Marietta, GA
Tuxedos- Mens Wearhouse
Ketubah- J. Levine Co.